Thursday, November 9, 2017

Logistics Group Donates to Encourage Silicon Valley Kids to Study Critical Disciplines

RK Weighs in on Mayor of San Jose Programme
Shipping News Feature
US – RK Logistics Group has teamed up with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation to provide funds for San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's 'STEM with Mayor Sam' programme. The educational outreach programme goal is to inspire scientific curiosity and wonder in students, and to educate parents on the value and importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

The programme engages students, their families, school staff, scientists and engineers, and Mayor Sam Liccardo in on-site meetings at schools. Discussions and presentations cover the importance of a quality STEM education and include a fun, educational and interactive STEM activity and Elevate Math sessions. Rod Kalune, CEO of RK Logistics Group, said:

“Encouraging kids at early ages to take an interest in math, science and technology is the key to developing the next generation of engineering and technology innovators. We’re thrilled to join with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation and Mayor Liccardo to support this important educational initiative.”

The $1,000 contribution to the Mayor’s STEM programme was made on behalf of Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, who donated an honorarium he received for speaking at an RK Logistics-sponsored industry conference. CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, Carl Guardino, commented:

“We’re grateful to have companies like RK Logistics that care about the well-being of our Valley and the success of future generations. STEM with Mayor Sam strikes a crucial balance, piquing student’s interest in STEM, while at the same time engaging the parents to support their child’s interest in STEM.”